The IECA Conference in San Diego included visits to both the University of San Diego (USD) and the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). These tours and updates from admissions counselors were invaluable. The conference sessions provided the opportunity to hear updates from admissions deans at many Southern California colleges and universities. Topics from sessions […]
It pays to do a search on each of your college websites to determine if there are scholarships that require individual applications or have early deadlines. While most merit scholarships are assigned based on a student’s college application and require no additional application, there are a few that are specific to a particular area of […]
A highlight of the IECA conference was the accompanying college visits to surrounding campuses. Admissions offices provided excellent opportunities to meet faculty, hear student panels, and tour campuses in depth. As a tour facilitator, I enjoyed the opportunity to connect with the admissions officers and fellow IECA members. Bryn Mawr is a beautiful women’s college […]
Amherst College in Amherst, Massachusetts is a highly selective small, liberal arts college with a dynamic and interdisciplinary curriculum. Amherst offers 36 different areas of study and an unusually open curriculum, which includes no core or distribution requirements. Amherst is part of the Five-College Consortium including Smith College, Hampshire College, Mt. Holyoke College, and UMass […]
The University of Vermont, located in the popular college town of Burlington, is an excellent mid-sized choice for students interested in a New England experience. There are just over 10,000 undergraduates, approximately 1500 graduate students, and 460 medical students. UVM boasts many strong programs, with extensive choices in fields from animal science and geology to […]
Many colleges and universities in North Carolina offer an excellent value. Applicants from the Seattle area are sought after, as few apply or are familiar with the region. Popular schools such as the University of North Carolina, Davidson College and Duke University are the exception, but there are many other options worth considering. For more […]
The dates and registration deadlines for the SAT, SAT Subject Tests, and ACT tests have been posted for the 2013-2104 academic year. Students should get familiar with the options available as Fall approaches.
Dynamy Internship Year and Thinking Beyond Borders are proud to announce the 2014 Series of the USA Gap Year Fairs! This year’s series brings together exhibitors from all over the world to 35+ local high schools throughout the U.S. Students can register here for the Seattle event at The Northwest School.
At a recent counselor breakfast hosted by three Colleges That Change Lives (CTCL), we were given updates that highlighted the distinctive features of these three small liberal arts colleges. Eckerd College in Florida, Earlham College in Indiana, and Kalamazoo College in Michigan each offer a unique experience for students. Students who are considering these colleges […]
College Financial Aid – The Best Kept Secret in America (CFA402) Description: This course will enable participants to understand how the college financial aid system works, so they can use this information to lower their clients’ college costs. The formulas used to determine how families can qualify for financial aid will be reviewed, as well […]
The Seattle representative for Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, hosted a counselor lunch in Seattle and provided an excellent update on this small liberal arts college with 2,245 undergraduates. Students who want a more urban experience and the benefit of smaller classes might want to explore the many merit scholarships and opportunities at Trinity […]
Many summer programs have begun posting applications online. While deadlines are approaching for more competitive programs, others continue to accept students until they fill. Whether you are going to be working, interning, volunteering, exploring or studying, the opportunities are vast and many have scholarships available. For students considering studying subjects in college that require an […]
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